The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science is eager to cultivate student innovation. You bring the idea, and the motivation to see it through, and the College will provide the resources. Opportunities for students to obtain funding and other resources to support their own project ideas are available Fall, Winter and Spring terms.
An innovation review panel, appointed by Dean Su, selects a limited number of projects for an award up to $1,000 based upon innovation, opportunity for student learning, and potential impact. Successful projects may be eligible for up to $3,000 in additional funding. Students may request up to $1000 in financial support for their projects. Please see examples of previous projects or the posters summarizing these projects in the corridor at the lower level between the Engineering Building (EB) and the Fourth Avenue Building (FAB).
Important deadlines for spring quarter:
- Information Session on Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in 84 lab - bring your questions and learn what to include in your project proposal.
- One-page proposals due to Don Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Friday, April 12th no later than 12:00pm. Proposals are limited to a single page and should list the project team, summarize the idea, explain why the program is innovative, and state what resources are necessary. At least one member of the team must be a current PSU engineering or computer science student.
- The Innovation Council will select projects slated for presentation on Tuesday, April 16th. All project proposals will receive an e-mail with review results.
- Presentation Workshop for selected projects Friday, April 19th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm in 84 Lab - this is a new opportunity for selected teams to learn what to include in the 5 minute presentation and what questions they can expect from the Innovation Council. This will also be the time to schedule your 10 min presentation.
- Project Presentations will occur on Monday, April 22nd starting at 3:00pm in Deans Conf Room. Selected teams will be invited to give a 5 minute oral presentation on their project followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. Projects that recieve funding will be notified soon after.
Innovation Program Council members:
- James McNames, Innovation Program Director, Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Peter Dusicka, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Antonie Jetter, Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology Management
- Bart Massey, Professor, Computer Science
- Gerry Recktenwald, Associate Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
- Renjeng Su, Dean, Maseeh College
- Evan Thomas, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering
- Frank Goovaerts, Director of Student Career Success
- Attributes of an Innovation Project
- Student Initiated Project Proposal Guidelines
- Innovation Program Purchasing Information
- PSU Foundation Check Request